Positions Available

Last updated: 3 April 2024

With聽more than 70 volunteer groups across our Waite, Roseworthy and North Terrace campuses, there are a variety of volunteering roles available throughout the year. Only聽volunteer groups that are currently recruiting will be listed on this page.

Current volunteering opportunities

  • Academic Integrity Ambassador

    Become part of a University sector best practice and award winning volunteer program that is internationally recognised. Academic Integrity Ambassadors promote and foster a culture of Academic Integrity at the University through promotional activities and by assisting with the development of educational resources. Ambassadors also visit courses and programs in different faculties and run student-led workshops to raise awareness of the importance of academic integrity. Have your say and actively shape this program by bringing in your ideas!.

    Responsibilities

    • Be the student voice and role model for Academic Integrity around the University
    • Promote and foster a culture of Academic Integrity聽
    • Visit courses in different faculties to raise awareness of academic integrity
    • Organise promotional activities and events
    • Plan and run student-led workshops
    • Assist with the development of educational resources, social media and marketing activities
    • Be a point of contact to students and academic staff around Academic Integrity
    • Actively shape the development of this program as a Student Leader

    Who can apply?

    Applicants must be a University student who has at least completed one semester of studies in an undergraduate program or any semester in a postgraduate program with a minimum overall GPA of > 5 in their current degree. All applicants need to be available during mid-year Orientation in July, Weeks 1-3 of Semester 2, 2024 and in October 2024 for in-course visits and promotional activities.聽

    Applicants must have a general understanding of Academic Integrity rules along with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. A high level of confidence for public speaking and engagement activities and enthusiastic, reliable, punctual and committed to the program with ability to work well as part of a team.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please complete the by Sunday 28 April. For further information please email Claudia Gottwald, Academic Integrity Skills Officer at integrityskills@adelaide.edu.au

  • Career Mentor

    Do you remember what it was like to start your first job out of University? The challenges, the highlights and the lessons learned since then. This is your chance to share that knowledge.

    Facilitated by the Career Services team, our mentoring programs connect current students to industry professionals. Mentoring is a learning relationship that focuses on the mentee's goals and development. Our programs provide students with an opportunity to develop career management skills and increase employability in their industry, based on their mentor's insights, guidance and personal perspectives. Mentors engage in the learning and coaching process, helping students to achieve their goals.

    Responsibilities

    • Facilitate the development of your mentee, based on their needs
    • Act as a resource, adviser or coach based on their needs.
    • Participation in the program is based on both your availability and students' requirements.

    Who can apply?

    We welcome expressions of interest from all industry professionals, of all experience areas, levels and personal backgrounds. You can be based in Adelaide, interstate or overseas. You do not have to be an alumnus of the University to be involved.

    Current students of the university are unable to apply for this volunteer role.

    Does this position interest you?

    For further information please visit the Career Services website.

  • International Student Support - Talking With Aussies Volunteer

    The Talking With Aussies program helps international students improve their conversational English skills. Volunteers come from a range of age groups and backgrounds, and include students, staff, retirees and working professionals.

    Responsibilities

    • To meet with students an hour a week for a Semester.
    • To foster students鈥 language development, helping them to communicate with confidence, strengthen their pronunciation, and Aussie slang. This will be of a general nature; the program is not a tutoring or editing service.
    • To engage in a range of conversation topics which may help the student become more familiar with Australian customs and culture.

    Who can apply?

    Applicants should have a good standard of spoken English, and the ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds and age groups with a patient and friendly manner. Students, staff, alumni and public can volunteer for this position.聽Current international students of the university are unable to apply for this volunteer role.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please visit our for further information or complete the . For any questions, please contact the TWA Program Coordinator at twa@adelaide.edu.au

  • Sports Volunteering

    With over 35 sporting clubs 聽(AUSF) has many volunteering opportunities through events, clubs and national competitions. Volunteering can be a rewarding experience, providing pathways for your career, interests and development. At AUSF we value our volunteers and have a number of reward incentives in place.聽

    Opportunities

    • Club support roles
    • Event support roles
    • Administration support roles
    • Coaching and umpiring

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be students, staff, Alumni and the general public who have an interest in sports or would like to meet new people while developing new skills. Volunteering participation hours can be claimed by UoA students as part of the Adelaide Graduate Award program.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please complete the online or email sports@adelaide.edu.au

  • Urrbrae House School's History Program

    This interactive schools program for primary students is usually held on Wednesday mornings at the Waite Historic Precinct during school term. This program immerses primary school students into the recreated world of 1892. Our volunteers contribute by developing a character through role-play and costumes to help recreate the past for the children.

    Responsibilities

    • lead children through various activities
    • role-play characters from the 1890s
    • dress in period costumes from the 1890s
    • adhere to the Child Safety Protection Policy and Code of Conduct
    • undertake required training and screenings for the role

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be alumni, staff or members of the public. This role suits those that have an interest in history and enjoy working with children. Volunteers must have excellent communication skills, be reliable, punctual and committed to the program. Please note that the program runs most Wednesday mornings during school term. This is a long term volunteer role and requires a working with children check before commencement.

    Does this position interest you?

    To express your interest in this volunteer role, please contact Kathryn Pearson, Urrbrae House Coordinator at urrbraehouse@adelaide.edu.au

  • Urrbrae House Tour Guide

    Volunteer Tour Guides in our heritage-listed Urrbrae House, lead tours mainly on the first Sunday of every month during autumn and spring, and during school holidays. Guides can be expected to take groups of up to 20 people at any one time. Guides may also assist with events held during History Month and at other times.

    All of our guides are instructed in the history of Urrbrae House, the Waite family and the early Waite Agricultural Research Institute.

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be alumni, staff or members of the public. This role suits those that have an interest in history. Volunteers must have excellent communication skills, be reliable, punctual and committed to the program.聽

    Does this position interest you?

    To express your interest in this volunteer role, please contact Kathryn Pearson, Urrbrae House Coordinator at urrbraehouse@adelaide.edu.au

  • Waite Conservation Reserve

    The Waite Conservation Reserve is noted as one of the largest and best surviving examples of Grey Box Grassy Woodland in South Australia. Home to more than 200 species of native plants as well as kangaroos, koalas and echidnas, it is a valuable asset to the University of Adelaide and the people of South Australia.

    The are a group of volunteers who work with the University of Adelaide to maintain and improve the natural value of the reserve and the visitor experience.聽聽Volunteers play an important role in the maintenance, rehabilitation and day to day functioning of the reserve through their .

    Responsibilities

    Volunteers can take on many roles including;聽

    • weeding
    • tree-planting
    • track maintenance
    • biological survey and monitoring

    Who can apply?

    Working bees/bushcare days are open to anyone, and offers a chance for you to learn about nature while improving your fitness and making a practical difference in a fun, supportive and inclusive environment with like-minded people.聽

    Does this position interest you?

    Please contact Peter Bird, President on info@friendsofthewaitereserve.org.au or visit the for聽further information.